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To Love Beauty is to See Light, by Beverly Hick Burch

“To love beauty is to see light.” ~ Victor Hugo ~ They (just who is they anyway?) say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I think anyone would be hard press to find this gorgeous blossom anything less than beautiful. I was really excited to see my Arctic Queen Clematis bloom for… Continue reading To Love Beauty is to See Light, by Beverly Hick Burch

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Earth Laughs in Flowers, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“Earth laughs in flowers.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~ We’ve just passed the Easter season. I hope everyone had a blessed holiday and spent it in a treasured way…making memories. Everyone has traditions. They vary from season to season, holiday to holiday, ethnic background to ethnic background and family to family. I always like to… Continue reading Earth Laughs in Flowers, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Ageratum, by Beverly Hicks Burch

I love blue flowers, but they are not the most abundant flower to find in the grander scheme of gardening. Years ago when I established some landscape design for my home I did quite a bit of research. I used my background as a horticulture student to do my digging and lead me where I… Continue reading Ageratum, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Red Hibiscus, by Beverly Hicks Burch

I love Hibiscus, especially red hibiscus. For some reason they remind me of Hawaii. These were growing at the base of the Harbour Town Lighthouse on Hilton Head Island. As we sat in rocking chairs and gazed out at the marina the nearby café just happened to have live outdoor music. Guitar Man struck up… Continue reading Red Hibiscus, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Pink Oleander, by Beverly Hicks Burch

I love Oleander, although it is poisonous if ingested. So, I certainly don’t plan on creating a meal using oleander. It’s purely a feast for the eyes. This lovely pink oleander is found growing on Tybee Island, GA. © 2012 Beverly Hicks Burch All Rights Reserved.   Save

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Firecracker Red, by Beverly Hicks Burch

I could think of nothing better to start the holiday off than my Mom's firecracker red geraniums. They are exceptional this year and just the right color for the 4th of July. © 2012 Beverly Hicks Burch All Rights Reserved Save

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Keepers of the Garden, by Beverly Hicks Burch

First, let me begin this by saying, “I am NOT a hoarder!” But, I do have little eclectic collections of things I like to gather. Lately it’s been items to add whimsy and fun to the garden, decks and outdoors. The first one is dedicated to someone I call my littlest angel. This young man… Continue reading Keepers of the Garden, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Momma’s Day Lily Seen Through Daddy’s Lens, by Beverly Hicks Burch

I’m a few minutes late, but in honor of Father’s Day I wanted to post a picture of one of Momma’s day lilies… Huh, I know you’re asking? In honor of Father’s Day? Yep  As I explained a couple of weeks ago Mom’s been under the weather and in the hospital so Daddy and I… Continue reading Momma’s Day Lily Seen Through Daddy’s Lens, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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A What?! Yes, a Balloon Plant, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Blue is one of my favorite colors and it just so happens to also be one of T & H’s favorite colors, too. We’re simpatico like that . It’s not always easy finding a blue flower for the garden and try finding a blue flower that just might draw hummingbirds or butterflies. Well, several years… Continue reading A What?! Yes, a Balloon Plant, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Gerber Daisy, by Beverly Hicks Burch

While my little Momma has been sick and in the hospital Daddy and I have had tending and watering duty for Mom’s various green thumb projects. She’s been sick for some time now, so there’s not quite as many as there normally would be. Tall & Handsome and I made sure she had a few… Continue reading Gerber Daisy, by Beverly Hicks Burch